<i>We Were Communists</i>. 2009. Lebanon. Directed by Maher Abi Samra
  • We Were Communists

    2009. Lebanon. Maher Abi Samra. 84 min.

Introduced by Abi Samra and Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • We Were Communists

    2009. Lebanon. Directed by Maher Abi Samra. Tracing the intersecting destinies of comrades who were once bound by a shared ideological affiliation and who remain tightly knit friends, We Were Communists is an uninhibited examination of the legacy of Lebanon’s civil war. Four men recount their battlefield stories, broken dreams, and eventual disillusionment in light of the country’s ongoing political crises. At once artistically and politically audacious, incisive and tender, the film lays bare the daunting reality of Lebanon’s fractured landscape. In Arabic; English subtitles. 84 min.